Four Adoption Myths That Simply Are Not True

The decision to adopt a child is a big one. Not only will your life change forever once you welcome a child into your home, but you will also be having an incredibly positive impact on the life of the child. If you're thinking of adopting, you may have heard some myths than have left you questioning whether or not this is really the right decision for you. However, many of the so-called " Read More 

Life After Divorce: Three Reasons Why A Judge Could Order Alimony Payments To Stop

Alimony is determined by your standard of living. For example, if your spouse cannot live by the standards that they became accustomed to when you were married, you will have to pay alimony in order to uphold the standard they are used to. It doesn't mean that you are at fault for the divorce, it just means that you took financial care of your soon-to-be ex while you were married. Alimony isn't a forever thing, however. Read More 

Debunking The Most Common Myths About Child Support

If you're in the process of going through a divorce as a parent, then one of the unfortunate circumstances you'll likely have to face is that of determining who will pay child support and how much needs to be paid. This can be a very complicated aspect of any divorce, but it's important for both divorcing parents to understand the facts behind some of the most common child support myths out there. Read More 

Divorce: Timing And Finance Issues You Need To Consider Before You File

Figuring out the rules for a divorce can be tricky -- and one of the hardest things to figure out may be how you are going to afford everything from basic living expenses to an attorney. Even if money hasn't been tight before, you can find yourself without easy access to funds if you don't do a little pre-divorce planning. If you're thinking about a divorce, this is what you need to keep in mind: Read More 

FAQs For Unmarried Co-Parents

If you are co-parenting a child and not married to the other parent, there are unique issues that can arise. It is important for the physical and emotional welfare of the child that both of you work together to solve issues. To help you and the other parent stay on track, here are some situations to consider. Who Claims the Child When Filing Taxes? Both parents cannot claim the child as a dependent, even if you are co-parenting. Read More